The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has increased the number of free electric vehicle (EV) charging stations within its administrative area. Currently, there are approximately 10 EV charging stations available at locations such as the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Wisma MBSA, and MBSA branch offices. These charging stations were established in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA).
MBSA mayor Dr. Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid has revealed that there is significant interest from private firms to partner with MBSA to develop additional EV charging stations. These efforts are being aligned with guidelines recently launched by the Town and Country Planning Department (PLANMalaysia) and the Transport Ministry, with technical installations endorsed by the Energy Commission (ST).
The city council is currently identifying suitable locations based on needs and demands. Key areas for additional charging stations include city centers and shopping centers in Shah Alam. The state government, in conjunction with local authorities, has ambitious plans to provide about 1,000 EV charging stations in 12 local authority areas within the state by the end of the year.
As of July, there were 102 EV charging stations in the state, and discussions were ongoing to add more to further promote EV adoption and infrastructure development.
The announcement was made during the 15th Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) convention, focusing on transportation sector issues and technology.